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Pulmonary Fat embolism sickle cell trait

Melissa Rayburg, Karen A Kalinyak, Alexander J Towbin, Peter B Baker, Clinton H Joiner
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March 2010: American Journal of Hematology
K A Harrison
S-Homozygotes, SC heterozygotes, and S-beta-thalassaemia heterozygotes are the haemoglobinopathies which make up sickle cell disease. Although their clinical features are similar, as regards complications during pregnancy, Hb S-beta-thalassaemia most dangerous, the main causes of mortality being severe anemia, acute sequestration crisis, bacterial infections, painful episodes, and pulmonary bone marrow fat embolism. Folic acid and antimalarials (where these are indicated) are often successful in preventing severe anaemia...
April 1976: Tropical Doctor
E Tsou, S Katz
When a patient with sickle cell disease has fever and a lung infiltrate, usually it will be due to infection, even though cultures may be negative. However, pulmonary infarction can be virtually indistinguishable from pneumonia. Pneumonia is likely to be present in those younger than five years, with purulent sputum and upper lobe infiltrates. Coexisting crisis, a normal or low leukocyte alkaline phosphatase score and microangiopathic changes on peripheral blood smear favor thromboembolic disease. The fat embolism syndrome, caused by bone marrow necrosis and infarction, occurs in sickle cell disease...
October 1977: American Family Physician
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